A zebra foal has made his appearance at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The male Grevy’s zebra was born July 13 and is now on public display, the zoo’s Mammal Curator Laura Bottaro said.
The foal is the offspring of Darasa, 11, and Tanga, 14. Darasa has borne three other foals at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The foal was bred through the Species Survival Plan, a nationwide breeding program that monitors genetics in the zebra population. The last zebra born at the Oklahoma City Zoo was Zari, who was also born to Tanga and Darasa. Zari was born in 2006. The foal has not been named, Bottaro said. Zookeepers are putting together a list of names, and the final name will be approved by curators and the zoo director. The zoo is now home to seven zebras. Five — two males and three females — are Grevy’s zebras. The others — a male and a female — are Grant’s zebras.